Saturday, 9 November 2019

So Much to See at Edinburgh Botanics

It's been a beautiful clear and crisp autumn day today, a perfect day for enjoying the colours of Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.





and there was plenty of wildlife around too including these moorhens on the pond, brilliantly captured here by Crafty Green Boyfriend


and this grey squirrel, photo again courtesy of Crafty Green Boyfriend


We also popped into the two exhibitions. The first, Microsculpture in Inverleith House, shows large format microscopic photos of specimens from the insect collection of the Museum of Natural History in Oxford. The photos are beautiful and show the diversity of insect anatomy and colour. This exhibition closes tomorrow, so be quick!

The second exhibition The Hidden World of Plants shows photos of fine details of plants taken using Scanning Electron Microscopes. The exhibition is disappointingly small, so it's not worth making a special trip just to see this, but the photos are wonderful.




7 comments:

David M. Gascoigne, said...

You have autumn colours to rival our own. Actually our trees are pretty much bare now, but they were glorious for a while,

Rabbits' Guy said...

We here in the Pacific NW had beautiful colored leaves as well -weather patterns were just right for that.

The bird photo appears "artistic" as if it was painted .. especially the water. Ones I have taken here recently in the bright sunny day appear the same. Is that due to the angle of the sun now, and the clear day?

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi David - our trees are losing their leaves fast too...

Rabbits' Guy - thanks for your comment about the bird photo. I think it is the angle of the light that has that effect.

Bob Bushell said...

Autumn is far the best, the colours are astounding, beautiful photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh thank you (and CG bf) for the beautiful Autumn color. Ours now is either the color of rusted copper or else lying on the ground. One more rain will finish it. (Autumn is so lovely, but so short ... and I am so afraid that is an apt metaphor for my stage of life.). Lovely to end your walk with two photo exhibits that sound excellent.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Love the fall colors. Cute capture of the moorhens and squirrel. Enjoy your day, have a great week ahead!

Lowcarb team member said...

These are all great photographs, I did enjoy seeing every one of them … thank you.

All the best Jan